Feedback for OLT tent and gear list

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TIP: The online Bushwalk Inventory System can help bushwalkers with a variety of bushwalk planning tasks, including: Manage which items they take bushwalking so that they do not forget anything they might need, plan meals for their walks, and automatically compile food/fuel shopping lists (lists of consumables) required to make and cook the meals for each walk. It is particularly useful for planning for groups who share food or other items, but is also useful for individual walkers.

Re: Feedback for OLT tent and gear list

Postby sasha_thiedeke » Wed 17 Mar, 2021 10:23 am

Thanks so much for the info, you're actually a life saver! Have you tried taking in dehydrated tomatoes / fruit and vege? I gave them a call and it redirected me back to the website which implies you can take tomatoes?? But it's a tiny bit grey on home dehydrated options?

Their site says these are ok to bring;

"Fruit and Vegetables (cooked, hard frozen, canned, preserved, dried commercially)"
"Camping foods (freeze-dried)"

Warin wrote:Tassies don't want anything that has seeds .. so dehydrated kiwi fruit is out.... as are dehydrated tomatoes etc...
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Re: Feedback for OLT tent and gear list

Postby stry » Wed 17 Mar, 2021 12:38 pm

Given the importance of a correct diet for you, would it be practicable for you to transport hard frozen stuff ? If you have the likes of an Engel, that could be an option that would let you take home dehydrated meals. IE Take those meals but transport them in a hard frozen state ???? It appears that seeds would be OK in a hard frozen form.????
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Re: Feedback for OLT tent and gear list

Postby north-north-west » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 5:50 pm

The whole point behind the biosecurity rules is to minimise the chances of importing weeds, insect pests or pathogens. Home dehy fruit and veg can be considered questionable because of the lack of verifiable control over preparation. Still, plenty of people have brought in their own home-prepared dehy meals without issue.
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Re: Feedback for OLT tent and gear list

Postby rider » Mon 22 Mar, 2021 10:56 pm

If I am reading the list right - do you have pants for camp?

I walked the Overland in April a few years ago with my daughter who is about your build - we has sun initially then awful windy sleet the first day. showers and sun mixed then another night with snow overnight. It is generally pretty cold at night. I'm from Victoria.

We used the huts except for the tent - on the night it snowed!. I have a SMD Haven and it worked well.

I run hot and I still had a wool thermal and a polar fleece most nights even in the heated hut. It's certainly needed outside ! . You should be Ok in a merino top and down jacket

Pm if you'd like some more details _ I have my old list but not as detailed as your

Apparently a lot of the guides use ninja ice gloves - I've bought some since and they seem pretty good for $10 at the tool shop!!

And chocolate is the bonus high energy snack ( if you can tolerate it!)
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Re: Feedback for OLT tent and gear list

Postby FNM » Tue 27 Apr, 2021 9:31 pm

matagi wrote:I have the E-book version of the book below: I would suggest getting a copy. Very detailed recipes including nutritional breakdown and vegetarian/vegan alternatives.

Hi matagi. Does the book offer vegetarian/vegan alternatives for all the recipes in the book or just a select number? Cheers
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